We had some autumn sunshine today and it made everything look so beautiful. Even the people walking on the streets looked happier than usual. Maybe they were happier. I think I like autumn after all. Yesterday it rained all day and I stayed home. Sewing almost all day.
I made my own version of the bag on the cover of this great book. I cut up an old wool skirt that was probably used by my mother several decades ago (she's not really really old, but several decades anyway) and eaten a little by a moth or two some time later. Of course this skirt was saved "for crafty purposes" and I'm glad it was. I lined the bag with some Japanese goodness and used the same fabric for the handles too. Now I have a pretty bag that I don't really need since I have more than enough bags and I use one or two, but I had a vision in a dream so I had to make it. Besides, recycling is good. Maybe the bag will be put to use some day. Or maybe someone will get a gift.
I've been sewing a lot lately: pouches, pencil cases and a bag. Once the sewing machine is on my work desk it's best to make the most of it. The project that made me clear my desk for sewing purposes was a baby quilt for the little girl who became my DH's goddaughter last Saturday. I know light blue and dark brown aren't girly colors, but I know I can't be the only person on earth having issues with color coded babies. Instead of girly colors the baby got some beautiful colors. A quilt and a tiny flock of three birds (one more bird was sewn by DH but I accidentally left it out of the photo). I think we'll end up sewing these birds for all the babies that come out of our friends.
I've got a book waiting to be cased in so I can't stay up all night chatting with you. I'm off to Helsinki (and thereabouts) for the weekend and early next week but I'll do my best with taking photos of a book or two before leaving.